Do You Ever Put Yourself First?

July 13, 2013

I was reminded of the airline spiel on the oxygen masks this week. How you are supposed to put yours on first and only then help others with theirs. I had one of my granddaughters here for 11 days to go to Circus Camp and we had a wonderful time, then the day after she left I got sick. Some kind of bug, flu-like symptoms and sore throat that hung about for a week.

The first 3 days I slept almost all day so obviously I had neglected myself  by putting Alexa first. I wanted to make her happy. It is so natural to most women to do that. All my schedules for meditation and exercise were disrupted and I ate a lot of things that are not good for me. I am absorbing this lesson with gratitude because the whole family will be down soon for three weeks so I will need to keep an eye on myself and try to stay healthy or else I won’t last the three weeks 😉

If you have people in your life you have to take care of, notice how well you are taking care of yourself in that process. It really is true that if you are stressed and unhappy then nothing goes very well. Just by doing some of the stress tapping I showed you in a previous blog post on stress you can get yourself back into balance and things will suddenly start working out better. It’s like a mini-miracle!

I am building another website right now so I have a lot of things going on and I’m on the computer much more than is good for me. I am going to start setting the timer for every hour to drink water and do one song of rebounding with my vest on. It’s amazing how fast those hours skip by when I’m doing something creative. Without the timer I would never notice.

Our body gets stressed from good things as well as bad things, that’s what is so weird. I used to think when I was happy I was putting some kind of stress relief in the bank for the bad times but that’s not so. It is only when we have a totally boring, predictable life that we don’t invoke any stress at all. Personally I think that would be very stressful for me. I love change and flexibility, going with the flow!

Oh, and I almost forgot, part of this whole deal is learning to say NO. It’s NEVER too late to learn that. It’s funny to me that the kids do that better than I do. I’m learning a lot from my grandkids. They call this the age of entitlement and in one way that’s annoying for someone who has been ‘a good girl’ her whole life and in another way I’m glad to see it. More power to them. They’ll get the consequences part when they have to and no sooner 😉

So what does this have to do with bones, you may ask…… When you are happy, you move more, when you move more, your bones are happy!

I’m going to take my happy bones to the beach now,

Have a great weekend,

Pam

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July 13, 2013
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